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creek
  • noun
    A stream, brook, or minor tributary of a river. (They rested by a small creek running through the woods that had started to become more profuse.)
  • noun
    A member of a confederacy of North American peoples of the southeastern US in the 16th to 19th centuries; their descendants now live mainly in Oklahoma. (Joan Hill is a Creek / Cherokee painter who has received numerous recognition awards, grants, and fellowships in the art world.)
    The Muskogean language of the Creek.
    adjective
    Relating to or denoting the Creek. (In 1814, a Creek faction, the Red Sticks, rose against settlers in the South but was crushed by General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Alabama.)

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